Austria - Building union starts Fair Work campaign - September 30, 2017

Trade union GBH has taken the initiative for a Fair Work campaign in the border region Steiermark (Styria). In the region, wage and social dumping are very topical was revealed in 2016 by a study. Together with the regional authorities, GBH has opened a service and advice centre for workers, mainly coming from Slovenia. Workers will receive information and advice in their mother tongue about the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’. The idea behind it is to force foreign companies to comply with the local wages and working conditions. The advice centre will also try to detect underpayment and abusive recruitment practices.   

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